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busy over the weekend. talking about the fiscal cliff. everyone comes back to work . wonder if they will get to work and cut the deals. republicans made it clear they are willing to budge when it comes to the 20 year pledge not to raise taxes that glover norquist had everyone sign before they took office. >> steve: grover norquist has hundreds of republicans to do that. clearly with the fiscal cliff comment and automatic spending cuts and taxes go up on everybody. something has to be done. the feeling is that it will happen two now. republicans have beenadament and said we can't raise taxes on anybody. and glover norquist said as long as you don't raise tax rates that is okay. and lindsay graham on that. >> i agree we shouldn't raise rates but i think grover is wrong to cap and buy down debt. what do you do with the money and i will violate the pledge for the good of the country only if the democrats do entitlement reform. >> gretchen: i think the pledge thing is good and bad. if you are a republican and believe that raising taxes is the wrong they think that and fine. but h
have an admiral pass in my pocket. who is with me. meanwhile, we have a fiscal cliff to climb. her meetings with senators mccain and graham and ayotte created more questions than answers. ambassador susan rice taking her case to two more republicans today. peter doocy has more. >> you are right, brian. ambassador rice will meet with susan collins from maine and bob corker from tennessee . ahead of his meeting that what worries him most about ambassador rice she may be more concerned about delivering the party line than pressuring the administration when it might be off base. three other republican senators met with the embattled ambassador and that meeting did little to quiet their harsh criticism of her job performance. >> i am more concerned than i was before that the 15th of september explan of how four americans died in benghazi, libya. >> why she wouldn't have asked i am the person who doesn't know about this and going on every show. it is not only the talking points unclassified but part of her responsibility as the ambassador . united nations she reviewed more than that. >>
he speaks russian. >> steve: and talking about the fiscal cliff. the private talks are accelerating. and the president of the united states called mr. boehner and mr. reid over the weekend. it looks like the president is going to continue the push and meet with the ceo's tomorrow. they upon meet with irskin bowles. he was the co-chair of simpson-bowles commission . mr. bowles had a great plan. he is a democrat, that offered up 800 billion in new revenue and overhaul the tax system and changes to medicare and that's why the republicans are asking the democrats to come in and explain your deal. this plan was hatched in 2010 and everyone walked away from it and now they call bowles back up? it is late. this is what the american people are upset about. nothing gets done. >> steve: we are a month from the cliff. >> gretchen: we could have avoided the cliff if they used the plan as a starting point. americans are upset nothing gets done. >> brian: norquist is the bad guy. you should walk away from grover norquest. he said you have enough money on capitol hill and stop asking us . he's bee
. >> he's a great cook. >> so we're heading towards this fiscal cliff. we keep on hearing about it. there are three scenarios that you're concerned about. >> right. we should point out. automatic tax increases, massive budget cuts. but they don't reach a budget. >> you have three different scaries where if they come to an agreement, we could still come to the cliff. number one, a republican surrender of the bush tax cuts. >> i think that's probably what's going to happen to create a deal. everything i hear coming out of there is that they're willing to give on revenues. you look at polls and a lot of this political. economically, they shouldn't do anything. they should not raise that upper number. why? because it hits small businesses. but the president and democrats are good at demagoguing this. polls say 97% of small businesses aren't affected. that's bologna. if you take in consultants, individuals who consider themselves filers of small business. if you look at small businesses that create jobs, these tax increases hit them dramatically. but the polls are against them. i think
can falling off the fiscal cliff. president obama seems reluctant. >> it is difficult to see how you make up trillion just by closing loop holes and deductions. the math tends not to work. >> when it comes to taxes, republicans and democrats agree that the current federal tax code is broken and both sides recognize the importance of closing aggregious tax loop hole that is pick winners and losers. tax reform that eliminates tax wasteful preferences to generate revenue will bring efficienciy to the tax system. >> brian: who has the right approach. james freeman. james, i like deadlines and. >> it makes the mind. >> brian: find a cure. president wants to raise upward 35 to 39 percent and republicans say cap the deductions is better? >> clearly if you could simplify the tax code and get rid of deductions without raising rates on investment in particular that is the least economically detructive way to get more money. >> brian: if you cap at $50,000. and you make two million and you choose what you write off and you cap it and get close to a trilionn in savings over 10 years. >> the math
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